Eucatastrophe: A Study in Story

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Eucatastrophe: A Study in Story

Postby Captain Peregrin » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:32 am

"Eucatastrophe” is a term coined by J.R.R.Tolkien to describe a certain necessary element in all the best fairy stories. If a catastrophe is a sudden and unexpected turn for the worst, then a eucatastrophe is a similarly unforeseen sudden joyous turn. When it seems that all is dying and would leave the world to mourn, the sun rises, and all that was sad comes undone. It doesn’t always mean the ending is unequivocally happy (just look at Tolkien’s own great fairy story), but the evil doesn’t win. The Shadow is eclipsed by light and laughter.

This is my literary blog where I discuss my favorite stories: suddenlyeucatastrophe.com

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Let's Read The Chronicles of Narnia

I've now completed my discussion of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis! Whether you've never read these before or read them a dozen times (like me), I hope you can find something to enjoy in my writing.


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This is my all time favorite anime, and I worked through it in 2017! It's a different medium than I'm accustomed to writing about, but I quite enjoyed the adventure.

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Let's Read Fruits Basket

To call Natsuki Takaya's manga my favorite manga wouldn't really mean anything, as it is also the only manga I've bothered to read. It is, however, one of my favorite stories and has had a significant influence on me as a person. Posts on Tuesday & Thursday, noon EST
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Re: Eucatastrophe: A Study in Story

Postby Captain Peregrin » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:55 am

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Re: Eucatastrophe: A Study in Story

Postby ALittleLoony » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:56 am

Friendly bump! This is such a cool idea. ^^
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